Winchester Model 9422 Lever Action Rifle Owner's Manual
Important instructions for
Winchester Model 9422
Lever Action Rifle
U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc.
275 Winchester Ave.
New Haven, CT, U. S. A. 06511-1970
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new Model 9422 rifle.
Date of Purchase
We sincerely hope that you are pleased with your new
Winchester Model 9422 rifle. We at U.S. Repeating
Arms Company thank you for the privilege of crafting
this rifle for you. We are especially proud of the many
years of enjoyment it is certain to provide for you and
your family. The Model 9422 is another rifle in an over
130 year-old tradition of producing quality firearms for
the World's sportsmen. Quality of manufacture, design,
craftsmanship and function are of utmost concern to us.
We believe you'll find that your new 9422 meets the
Winchester tradition of quality in every way. If you have
any questions or comments regarding your new firearm,
please feel free to write us at our administrative offices:
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U. S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc.
275 Winchester Avenue
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Print Code: 9803/94539
Gun safety warnings 2
General description 6
Terminology and descriptions 6
Serial number 7
Full disassembly/takedown 8
Operating instructions 11
How to load 12
How to operate 13
To unload the magazine and chamber 14
Sight adjustments 14
Mounting a scope 17
Using the hammer extension 17
Cleaning and maintenance suggestions 19
Ordering parts 22
Service or repair 22
Questions & www.Winchester-guns.com 23
Over 25 years ago Winchester set out to create a new
22 caliber rifle. They wanted it to be a quick handling,
easy-to-use design with traditional craftsmanship and a
large dose of 19th century nostalgia. The rest is history.
Importantly, your new Model 9422 is made by U.S.
Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut in
one of the world's most modern firearms factories. The
most current computer design and machining equipment
was used. It is the the product of the world's most highly
trained, highly skilled firearms craftsmen and women.
Today's Model 9422 has a level of quality and precision
that was not possible just a few years ago.
This manual covers all current versions of the Model 9422
rifle. Likely, you have one of two basic versions: the ver-
sion that handles Long and Long Rifle cartridges inter-
changeably, or the special 22WMR (Magnum) version
that handles the 22 WMR cartridge only. Study these
entire instructions carefully to be sure you have covered
all information about your specific Model 9422.
QUN SAFETY WARNINGS
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THESE OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS BE THOROUGHLY STUDIED
BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM TO ASSURE
PROPER AND SAFE GUN HANDLING. FAILURE
TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR FAIL-
URE TO OBEY ANY SAFETY WARNING MA Y
RESULT IN INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTH-
ERS, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR GUN.
As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsi-
bilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities can
be the difference between life and death. There is no
excuse for careless or abusive handling of any firearm.
At all times handle your rifle and any other firearm with
intense respect for its power and potential danger.
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF
THE CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCE-
DURES AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN
THIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEW
1. Do not carry a loaded gun with a live round in the
chamber while walking, running, climbing a tree, crossing
a fence or anywhere you might slip or fall, drop the gun or
otherwise bump or jar the gun. A gun that is dropped,
bumped, or jarred with a chambered round might acciden-
tally discharge even with the safety on, causing serious
injury to you or someone else. When a round is cham-
bered keep the safety on until you are ready to shoot.
2. Do not rely on the safety (half-cock position) to pre-
vent accidental discharge. Many safeties merely block the
trigger and prevent firing by pulling the trigger. The safety
may not prevent an accidental discharge due to dropping,
jarring, or bumping a gun.
3. Use only ammunition for which the gun is chambered
as indicated on the barrel, to prevent excessive pressure
and possible serious personal injury.
4. Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious per-
sonal injury and damage to the firearm due to excessive
pressure. Reload only after proper instruction and in strict
compliance with instruction and data contained in cur-
rent reloading manuals.
5. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to
shoot. Always keep it pointed in a safe direction in case of
6. Always check to ensure that the barrel is free of
obstructions before loading and using the gun. If you
experience light recoil or off sound, check the barrel for
7. Before firing, clean any grease or oil out of barrel with
cleaning rod and patch. Grease or heavy accumulation of
oil can cause excessive pressure and result in serious
8. Keep barrel, chamber and action free of rust. Rust in the
barrel and chamber can cause excessive pressures resulting
in serious injury. A rusted, pitted or eroded barrel should
9. Use hearing protection to prevent ear damage from
repeated exposure to gunfire.
10. Always use proper shooting glasses to prevent eye
injury from flying particles.
1 1 . Never carry a loaded gun in a motor vehicle or carry
one into a dwelling. Always carefully unload the gun
before entering a motor vehicle, a dwelling or an area such
as a camp. Always point a gun in a safe direction while
loading or unloading to prevent serious injury in case of an
accidental discharge. Never load in the house or in your
12. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or at the surface of
water to avoid a ricochet and possible serious personal
injury to yourself or a bystander.
13. Store your gun in a clean dry place out of reach of chil-
dren and separated from stored ammunition.
14- Never alter any parts of your gun. Any alterations or
adjustments that may become necessary to the operating
mechanism should be performed by a qualified gunsmith.
15. Hunting from elevated surfaces such as tree stands is
dangerous. Doing so may increase the risk of handling any
firearm. Always make certain that the stand being used is
safe, sturdy and stable. Always make certain your firearm is
unloaded when it is being taken up and down from the
stand. Always make certain that your firearm is not
dropped from the stand or dropped while it is being taken
up or down from the stand.
16. Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, clean-
ing firearms, or handling ammunition may result in expo-
sure to lead and other substances known to cause birth
defects, reproductive harm and other serious physical
injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands
thoroughly after exposure.
Model 9422 Features
You can be proud of the Model 9422 in every way.
The Model 9422 possesses classic lever action
styling like no other 22 you can own. No other rifle
has a feel and function that so closely emulates the
famous Winchester lever actions of the last century.
Its speed of handling combines with its top rimfire
accuracy to make it the best choice — whether you
are looking for a great plinking rifle or doing some
serious small game hunting.
A hammer extension is provided with
your Model 9422. This makes cocking
the hammer convenient, even when
using a scope.
Conventional lever action design
with three-position hammer.
The receiver top is grooved to
easily accept rimfire-type scope
bases. When your 9422 is taken
down, the scope stays attached
to the barrel half to preserve
Whether yours has a walnut or laminated
stock you'll enjoy the classic styling of
the stock and forearm.
All-steel receiver and steel
components. Every component
of the internal firing mechanism
is of durable metal.
Sights are made to handle rough conditions.
Front and rear sights are drift adjustable for
windage. The rear sight also features an eleva-
tor system for quick elevation changes, plus the
sight blade can be adjusted for small changes
with screw-type sight blade attachment.
The authentic look of the Model
9422 isn't just for fun. The
Model 9422's lever action
design with tubular magazine is
reliable and fast handling.
The tubular magazine
design with tube-mounted
loading port makes loading
easy for any hands, young
The inner magazine tube is
of durable brass. For con-
venience, the magazine
follower is colored to dis-
tinguish it from a cartridge
in the magazine.
Classic barrel band
The quick take-down feature allows you to easily disassemble your
Model 9422 into two halves. A single screw on the left side of the
receiver is all it takes. It makes it easy to clean and oil your rifle, plus
it allows cleaning of the muzzle from the breech end, protecting the
crown of the barrel so you don't risk affecting accuracy.
Receiver Ejection Port
Magazine Tube Loading Port
Your new Model 9422 is one of several different versions
and configurations offered. The basic operating procedures
are the same for all of them. Where there are differences
they are pointed out in this booklet for your convenience.
The Model 9422 is a lever action design that allows the
shooter to load a round by cycling the action and moving
a cartridge from a loaded magazine tube to the chamber.
After firing, working the finger lever ejects the empty car-
tridge out the ejection port to the right. Returning the
finger lever upward cycles a new cartridge from the maga-
zine into the chamber. This can be repeated until the
magazine is empty. The basic function and the classic
looks are much like that experienced by hunters, trappers,
farmers and sportsmen with their Model 94 centerfire
Terminology and Descriptions
Descriptions in this booklet generally refer to the gun in
the horizontal position. That is, in the normal firing posi-
tion. For example, the muzzle is forward or front; the butt
stock is rearward or rear; the trigger is downward or under-
neath; the sight is upward or on top.
Figure 1 covers the general features and benefits of the
Model 9422 design. For general parts terminology, refer to
Figures 2A through 2C.
Breech Bolt Locking
This Figure is to acquaint you with the Model 9422s
breech bolt terminology. Do not attempt to disassem-
ble the breech bolt.
Firing Pin Striker
The hammer strikes the rear of
the firing pin striker, which in
turn strikes the firing pin.
The Winchester Model 9422 is also shown disassembled
to the extent necessary in order to follow instructions
contained in this book (see Figure 9 later in this manual).
Throughout this manual the "action" refers to the
mechanism of this rifle which loads and secures the
cartridges in the chamber.
The serial number is located in two places on your Model
9422: one on each half when disassembled (see Figure 3).
One is on the bottom of the forward receiver/frame
assembly (barrel half of the rifle) toward the front. The
other is just rearward of the first one, on the rear
receiver/frame assembly (buttstock half of the rifle).
Record the serial number at the front of this book for
The caliber of your Model 9422 is inscribed on left side of
the barrel, toward the receiver. Three versions are
currently made and will be marked one of these ways.
• .22 S-L-L.R. This model is designed to handle .22
caliber Shorts, Longs or Long Rifle cartridges only. These
can be inserted into the magazine in any order. This
version of the Model 9422 rifle is not designed to handle
22WMR (magnum) cartridges. All variations of this
model are designed to function best with 22 Long Rifle
• .22 L-L.R. Same as above but use of Shorts is
• .22 WMR. This model is made to handle .22 caliber
WMR (magnum) calibers only.
U.S. Repeating Arms Co. can assume no responsibility for
incidents which occur through use of cartridges of
nonstandard dimension or those developing pressures in
excess of SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition
Manufacturer's Institute) established standards.
Winchester ammunition is always an excellent choice for
your new Winchester rifle, delivering the unmatched
performance and dependability you want.
DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY
VENTILATED AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS,
OR HANDLING AMMUNITION MA Y RESULT IN
EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND OTHER SUBSTANCES
KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS, REPRO-
DUCTIVE HARM AND OTHER SERIOUS PHYSI-
CAL INJURY. HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION
AT ALL TIMES. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY
FULL DISASSEMBLY / TAKEDOWN
Knowing how to easily take down your Model 9422 is
important for cleaning and maintenance.
TO ENSURE RIFLE IS UNLOADED, OPEN
ACTION AND CAREFULLY CHECK CHAMBER
AND MAGAZINE TUBE FOR AMMUNITION.
Remove the bolt slide
and breech bolt together
3. The bolt slide may now be removed by sliding rearward
out of receiver (see Figure 6). Use care to prevent the cam
pin from dropping free of the bolt.
4. Bolt and bolt slide may now be separated (see Figure 7).
1 . Unscrew and remove takedown screw on left side of
receiver (see Figure 4).
2. Separate the gun into two halves by pulling the butt
stock downward to the rear (see Figure 5).
Cam P in Breech
Insert the cam pin into the hole
in the breech bolt
Make sure the breech
and bolt slide fit into the
in the receiver
now be in these pieces:
• Cam pin
• Magazine tube
• Takedown screw
Your Model 9422 will
(see Figure 8):
• Barrel/forearm half
• Buttstock half
• Breech bolt
• Bolt slide
1. Assemble bolt and bolt slide, keeping cam pin centered
(see Figure 9).
2. Insert assembly into the receiver from rear, pushing for-
ward until it locks (see Figure 10).
3. Pull hammer back to full-cock position and close finger
Slide the two halves together.
(Shown with gun laying on table)
4. Slide the frame into the receiver from the rear (see
5. Insert and tighten the takedown screw. Be sure to lower
hammer from full-cock position by carefully applying pres-
sure on the trigger as explained under "Operating
CAUTION — AL WA YS KEEP THE MUZZLE
POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. PRIOR TO
USING LIVE AMMUNITION, FAMILIARIZE
YOURSELF THOROUGHLY WITH THESE
Get accustomed to the feel of your new gun — know the
forces required to operate the action,* to pull the trigger
and above all, know how to place the hammer into the
safety position. The rifle is in the safety position when the
hammer is in the half cocked location.
* ACTION: The mechanism of a firearm which loads and
secures the cartridge in the chamber.
HOW TO PLACE THE HAMMER INTO THE SAFETY
(HALF-COCK) POSITION —
First, with the gun pointed in a safe direction, cock the
hammer by swinging the lever down and back. Then
firmly hold the hammer back with your thumb. While
holding the hammer, apply just enough pressure on the
trigger to release the hammer from the full-cock position
Immediately remove your finger from the trigger and slow-
ly and carefully allow the hammer to lower into the "safe-
ty" half-cock position (Figure 13). When the chamber is
loaded never place the hammer in the fired (down)
position (Figure. 14).
WARNING: THE HALF-COCK TYPE SAFETY IS
DESIGNED TO SECURE THE HAMMER, HOLD-
ING IT FROM CONTACTING THE FIRING PIN.
HOWEVER, THIS MECHANISM WILL NOT NEC-
ESSARILY PREVENT THE ACCIDENTAL DIS-
CHARGE OF THIS FIREARM AS A RESULT OF
JARRING OR ABUSE SUCH AS OCCURS
WHEN A FIREARM IS DROPPED.
The safety (half-cock) arrangement is also designed to
resist greater forces than are normally required to pull the
trigger. The half-cock position is not intended to test
one's finger strength, but rather, to provide sufficient pro-
tection against unintentional or accidental firing. To
forcibly pull on the trigger to cause the hammer to fall
from the half-cock position will strain the parts and
reduce the pressure needed to dislodge the hammer, thus
damaging the safety feature of your rifle.
IMPORTANT: CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE BAR-
REL AND CHAMBER TO REMOVE ALL
GREASE AND OTHER POSSIBLE OBSTRUC-
TIONS BEFORE FIRING YOUR GUN.
HOW TO LOAD
Use the correct ammunition referenced by the inscription
on the barrel. Before loading your gun be sure all grease
and oil has been removed from the barrel and chamber,
and there is no obstruction.
The rifle chamber is loaded by operating the finger lever,
transferring a cartridge that has been previously placed in
the magazine. To load the magazine, first place the ham-
mer in the safety (half-cock) position.
Twist the magazine tube plug to unlock and pull the tube
out until the colored follower clears the loading port in
the outer magazine tube. With the muzzle pointed
upward, insert the rimmed end of the cartridges into the
magazine (Figure 15) and allow them to slide down
towards the action. Do not exceed the recommended
capacity of the magazine. Next, push the magazine tube
down into position and lock into place.
Care should be taken while pushing the tube in, as it is
under spring tension.
The rifle is now ready for operation.
How to Operate
Load the chamber by pivoting the finger lever down fully
and return back to a closed position.
CAUTION: THE HAMMER HAS BEEN AUTO-
MATICALLY MOVED FROM THE SAFETY
(HALF-COCK) POSITION TO THE FULL COCK
POSITION AND IS NOW SET TO FIRE. ALWA YS
PLACE THE HAMMER BACK INTO THE SAFE-
TY (HALF-COCK) POSITION UNTIL YOU ARE
READY TO SHOOT.
When ready to shoot, remove your finger from the trigger
and firmly grip the hammer spur with your thumb, then
carefully draw the hammer back to the full cock position.
Take aim and when on target, squeeze the trigger.
To chamber another round for the next shot, swing the
finger lever down, extracting and ejecting the fired car-
tridge case from the chamber. The closing of the action
will transfer a new cartridge from the magazine to the
chamber, leaving the hammer in a cocked "ready to fire"
position. When through firing always place the hammer
in the safety (half-cock) position.
to unload the magazine
Place the hammer in the safety (half-cock) position. With
the rifle pointed upward, withdraw the inside magazine
tube from the gun. Tip the gun downward allowing the
cartridges to slide out into a suitable container. Replace
the inside magazine tube. Operate the finger lever, open-
ing the action to eject the round from the chamber. Look
into the open action making sure there are no cartridges in
the action, and see both the empty chamber and the col-
ored magazine follower.
Always unload your gun when you have finished shooting,
and before putting your gun away.
All Model 9422 rifles are fitted with open sights. The style
and adjustment system may vary between models and
Lift up on the notch blade holder and
move the elevator forward or rearward
with your fingers.
The proper procedure is to shoot a group with the sights
set as they come from the factory (intermediate position
on both elevation and windage), and then make incre-
mental adjustments to move the sight blade and blade
holder to position the group on your target. The proce-
dures below are for the type of open sights found on cur-
rent Model 9422 rifles.
BEFORE MAKING ANY SIGHT ADJUSTMENTS,
MAKE SURE YOUR RIFLE IS FULL Y
UNLOADED AND THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN
A SAFE DIRECTION. PLACE THE HAMMER IN
THE HALF COCK (SAFETY) POSITION.
Loosen the two small screws.
Make small adjustments up or down
UP OR DOWN ELEVATION ADJUSTMENTS —
Adjusting elevation on your Model 9422 requires you to
lift up the rear notch blade holder on your rifle's rear sight
with your fingers and move the notched elevator either
forward or backward (see Figure 16). To raise point of
impact, use your fingers to lift up on the blade and slide
the elevator rearward. Adjusting the sight to make your
gun shoot lower is just the opposite — move the elevator
• Move the blade and holder up to shoot higher .
• Move the blade and holder down to shoot lower.
For finer elevation adjustments the sight blade itself can
be moved up or down. This is done by loosening the two
screws that secure the blade to the blade holder and then
moving the blade up or down as desired (see Figure 17).
The screws are then retightened.
RIGHT OR LEFT WINDAGE ADJUSTMENTS —
On most Model 9422 sights, the entire rear sight blade
holder is dove-tailed in the rear sight base. To adjust for
windage, gently move the rear sight blade to the right or
left by tapping at the dove-tail using a wood or fiber
dowel or hammer that will not mar the sight (see Figure
18). If you tap to the right your gun will shoot more to the
right. Moving the blade holder to the left is just as easily
done. Note how much you adjust the sight as you sight-in
your Model 9422. Remember:
• Move the rear sight to the right to shoot farther to
the right on the target.
• Move the rear sight to the left to shoot farther to the
left on the target.
Care should be taken not to mar the finish, damage the
attaching screws or bend sight components when adjust-
ments are made.
The front sight bead is also held in a dove-tail mount on
the sight base. It is possible to make windage adjustments
by tapping it to one side or the other, just like the rear
base. Remember, when adjusting the front sight you get
the opposite results: move to the right and you shoot
more to the left, move the bead to the left and you'll
shoot more to the right.
All sight adjustments — of course — are a matter of trial
and error. Remember, it is usually necessary to reset your
sights when you change type or even brand of ammuni-
tion. High velocity 22 Long Rifle ammunition will almost
always have a different point of impact than a target
grade load or a hollow point load.
Correct sight picture.
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SlQHT MAINTENANCE —
Occasionally check your sights to make sure they have
not been jarred or vibrated out of adjustment. This is
especially important after extensive shooting or after
hunting under rugged conditions. Check the two screws
holding the rear sight blade in place on the blade mount
and carefully tighten if necessary. Check the screw hold-
ing the front sight base to the barrel. The front hood is
held in place by slight indents in each side rail. If neces-
sary it can be removed by carefully pulling it forward and
off. Re-installation is the reverse. Front and rear sight
bases should always be tight on the barrel and dove-tails
should be snug.
SlQHT PICTURE —
Using; the hammer Extension
The correct sight picture for the sights on your Model
9422 is with the front bead resting in the U-shaped notch
in the sight blade. The bead itself should rest directly
under the point of impact. For example, if you were shoot-
ing a conventional small bore target, the round, black
bull's-eye would appear to rest on top of the front bead
(see Figure 19).
MOUNTING A SCOPE
The top of the receiver on every Model 9422 is grooved
to accept standard 22 caliber rifle-type scope mounts.
Depending on the type of bases and/or mounts you pur-
chase, your rifle will accept thin-tube scopes, red-dot type
sights or standard rifle scopes. On the 9422 the barrel is
attached rigidly to the top portion of the receiver. So,
even though your rifle is a take-down design, your scope
stays sighted in even after the action is taken down.
Carefully follow all instructions provided with your scope
mounts, rings and scope when mounting your scope.
When a scope mount is used you may need to use the
hammer extension provided with your rifle (refer to the
instructions under "Using the Hammer Extension").
Your Model 9422 is provided with a hammer extension
that makes it easier to operate the hammer when a scope
is used. It is also recommend for use even when a scope is
not installed. It offers an excellent grip and facilitates bet-
ter control over the hammer. It should be found in a small
bag inside the larger bag containing this owner's manual
and other important literature. Also included is an alien
wrench (hex-type) and set screw for securing the exten-
sion to your rifle's hammer. If your box did not contain an
extension, an alien wrench and a small set screw, ask your
dealer to locate yours.
The hammer spur can be used in either the left hand or
right hand position. Installation is as follows:
BEFORE ATTACHING YOUR HAMMER EXTEN-
SION ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN THERE ARE
NO CARTRIDGES IN THE CHAMBER, MAGA-
ZINE OR ACTION/FEED AREAS.
WARNING: PROPER MOUNTING OF THE HAM-
MER EXTENSION IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT
1. Determine which side you want the extension to
extend. For right-handed shooters the round, hollow part
of the extension should protrude to the right. For left
(shown in right
hand position). J^JM
1 Position the cut out portion
t of the extension to the rear.
hand shooters it should protrude to the left side.
2. Slide the hammer extension over the end of the ham-
mer spur. The notch in the mount has an internal rail
that guides the extension into place. The cut out portion
of the extension goes to the rear (see Figure 20)
3. The hammer extension is secured to the hammer with
an alien wrench. It is located inside the hollow tube-like
extension itself. With the extension pushed fully forward
into position, insert the alien wrench into the head of the
screw and tighten the alien screw against the side of the
If you have trouble starting the screw into the threads it
may be because of the thread locking compound on the
screw itself. This thread locking compound is a blue-green
Carefully support the
rifle and hammer.
color and is important in keeping your extension tight on
the hammer spur. To make it easier to start the screw you
may need to back it out and clean the compound off of
the first thread of the screw. Then reinsert and tighten
4. Test the extension by working the hammer through its
full range. Under most circumstances the extension will
operate best when fully forward on the hammer spur. If
there isn't sufficient clearance between the extension and
scope or if the extension contacts the receiver at full-
cock, it is possible to reposition the extension slightly
along the hammer spur.
5. Once the position of the extension has been finalized it
is important to "set" it permanently in place. Do this by
tightening the set screw enough that it leaves a mark on
the side of the hammer. Then remove the extension.
Support the hammer on a firm work bench or padded
anvil and center punch the mark left by the set screw.
The gun and hammer must be well supported during this
operation (see Figure 21).
6. Reinstall the hammer extension in the location deter-
mined previously. If the locking compound has been worn
off of the screw you will want to put a drop of locking
compound (like Loctite®) on the threads before inserting.
7. Tighten the set screw, making sure it engages into the
indent made by the center punch.
WARNING: HAMMER EXTENSIONS CAN
LOOSEN WITH USE. OCCASIONALLY CHECK
TO MAKE SURE YOUR HAMMER EXTENSION
IS STILL ON TIGHTLY.
Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions
Your Model 9422 will function better and more reliably
over a longer period of time if it is properly maintained
and kept clean.
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY CLEANING PRO-
CEDURES, ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN THERE
ARE NO CARTRIDGES IN THE CHAMBER,
MAGAZINE OR ACTION/FEED AREAS.
You should clean your Model 9422 after every day of
shooting and more often if it becomes excessively dirty.
A minimum cleaning includes wiping down the action
and oiling key parts. Most regular maintenance will also
include cleaning the barrel. If you encounter a function
problem be sure to give your gun a thorough cleaning to
see if it solves the problem before seeking the services of
one of our Authorized Repair Centers, our service facility
or a competent gunsmith. To clean your firearm, adhere
to the following general guidelines.
Cleaning; PROCEDURES —
BE CERTAIN YOUR GUN'S CHAMBER AND
MAGAZINE ARE UNLOADED. ALWAYS WEAR
PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING ALL
CLEANING PROCEDURES. KEEP AMMUNI-
TION AWAY FROM THE CLEANING AREA. DO
NOT TEST THE FUNCTION OF YOUR FIREARM
WITH LIVE AMMUNITION.
To protect the rifling at the muzzle of your rifle from dam-
age (which can affect accuracy) take down your Model
9422 into the barrel/receiver half and the buttstock/lever
half as explained previously.
When cleaning the bore with the rifle fully assembled,
open the action and turn the gun so the ejection port on
the right side of the receiver is down to prevent the bore
cleaner from running into the action.
1 . Use a cleaning rod with a tip and patch suitable for the
size of your Model 9422's .22 caliber bore. Make sure the
patch is large enough for a snug fit in the bore. Insert the
rod and patch into the barrel at the receiver end and run it
back and forth several times.
2. Inspect the chamber and bore for brass, copper, lead
and powder fouling. A normal amount of powder residue
can be expected and is not serious. It can usually be
removed by repeating step one, using a patch saturated
with solvent. If or when fouling should become heavy, it
can be removed with a brass bore brush. Dip or spray the
brush with solvent and scrub the chamber and bore until
the fouling is removed. To prevent brass bristles from
breaking off, the brush should be pushed completely
through the bore before being withdrawn.
3. After fouling has been removed the bore should be
wiped dry. Then pass a slightly oiled patch through
the bore, for preservation. A fine, light gun oil
4. Wipe all exposed metal surfaces of the receiver, forearm
and barrel with a clean rag. Finger marks should be
removed because they provide a place where moisture can
accumulate. Any dried oil in the receiver area should also
5. Lightly oil your gun's action. Ordinary good judgment
will, of course, indicate that the metal of the gun should
receive a light film of oil any time the rifle has been
exposed to weather or handling. This is very important
and must be done with every gun. Remember, the pol-
ished, finely fitted surfaces of the receiver and action
mechanisms must always have a thin film of oil. Make
sure that the surfaces of the breech bolt and bolt slide are
especially clean and lightly oiled with a high quality gun
oil. Use solvent and a toothbrush or other suitable brush
to clean around the extractor, ejector and other small
breech bolt components. An aerosol-type oil can help in
"spraying away" residues on the breech bolt. When satis-
fied, wipe clean and lightly oil.
6. INSPECT THE BARREL AND CHAMBER. TO
MAKE CERTAIN THAT NO PATCHES HAVE
BEEN INADVERTENTL Y LEFT IN THEM.
Remove any that remain.
7. Reassemble your rifle if you performed a complete
8. Wipe all wood surfaces with a soft cloth.
9. When transporting only, store your Model 9422 in a
quality protective case to prevent scratches and dents. For
long term storage, store in a dry place to prevent corro-
sion. Store away from children.
MAKE SURE YOUR RIFLE IS UNLOADED AND
ALWAYS STORE AMMUNITION SEPARA TEL Y.
Other Cleaninq Suqqestions —
• Never pour large quantities of oil into the receiver or
other parts. It can drain down to the wood and soften it
— and cause permanent damage and loosening of the
• After extended periods of heavy use, your rifle should
be taken to a qualified gunsmith to have the action disas-
sembled for professional cleaning and lubrication.
• Laminated wood (WinTuff and WinCam) models
require the same care and cleaning as walnut or hard-
NEVER ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR MODEL
9422 APART FURTHER THAN EXPLAINED IN
This is a specialized, finely fitted mechanism. You may
permanently mar it by attempting to disassemble the
inner mechanism assemblies. If further disassembly for
service or cleaning is required, take your gun to a U. S.
Repeating Arms Company Authorized Repair Center or a
competent gunsmith as explained under "Service or
Service or Repair
To order parts, please write our parts department and
furnish the following: your name, address, and telephone
number. Also specify the model and serial number of your
Winchester firearm. When we receive your request, we
will send an order form and a parts breakdown with
U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc.
275 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1970
CAUTION: PARTS ARE MADE FOR
WINCHESTER BRAND FIREARMS MANUFAC-
TURED BY OR FOR U.S. REPEATING ARMS
COMPANY, INC., AND SHOULD NOT BE USED
IN OTHER GUNS EVEN THOUGH MODELS
MA Y BE SIMILAR. IMPROPERL Y FITTED
PARTS MA Y BE DANGEROUS.
If your Winchester firearm should ever need repair or ser-
vice, please utilize one of the world-wide network of U.S.
Repeating Arms Company Authorized Repair Centers for
Winchester firearms. If you have any questions about how
to obtain service, call or write the Authorized Repair
Center (ARC) nearest you. A list of ARCs is packaged
with your new gun. If you need to obtain a new list of
ARCs call us at:
If you have other questions about Winchester rifles and
shotguns, call or write our Customer Service Department:
U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc.
275 Winchester Avenue
Morgan, Utah 84050-9333
U.S. Repeating Arms Company offers an information
resource for you on the world wide web.
• List of authorized repair centers.
• Customer service information.
• Answers to many technical and historical questions.
• Links to helpful sites.
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